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Published: June 8, 2011 at 08:29 PM GMT
Last Updated: July 25, 2011 at 08:29 PM GMT
Can Canoe Ventures fulfill a 35-year old quest to bring interactivity to the television industry? Watch Jack Myers’ comments on the future of Canoe in this week’s Jack Myers Video Media Business Report. The vision of Canoe is to offer a suite of ITV products but today Canoe offers only requests for information, and will soon be delivering polling, voting and trivia. Read Jack Myers exclusive interview with Canoe CEO David Verklin and check out our 10-year forecast of Interactive TV advertising revenues exclusively at www.jackmyers.com.
Subscribers can access the report at www.jackmyers.com. I share exclusive insights from the report in this week’s Video Media Business Report, available here and through Reuters Insider iPad app, which is available at no cost to all Media Business Report subscribers.
The Telegraph is a respected broadsheet publisher that attracts a largely conservative readership for whom the paper’s mix of in-depth quality reporting and feature writing is appealing. Peter Oborne is a “name” journalist, in part responsible for attracting readers to the newspaper and its digital variants. Oborne resigned because he felt that his and his colleagues’ reporting of the current scandal around HSBC and tax avoiders/evaders was either ignored or at best down-graded by management on the back of threats from HSBC to withdraw its advertising.Read More
Which brings me to this week’s breathtakingly original episode of ABC’s “Modern Family,” a television milestone shot in its entirety on iPhones, iPads and such that explored the impact of digital communication and social media on American life. It was the best half-hour of comedy I have seen all season, and in my opinion the best episode of this series in many years. It was certainly the funniest. I’ll admit I began to tire of “Family” last season, when it started to feel hopelessly repetitious, but after this episode I’m suddenly interested in it all over again. It was actually exciting to watch and great fun to think about after the fact. Situation comedy doesn’t get better than that.Read More